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Desk on Frame

1991.1274 (RS21276)

Description

Grain-painted maple and pine Queen Anne drop-front desk on frame, the upper section with flat top and slant front opening to 4 small drawers surmounted by 8 pigeonholes, the arched tape of which were carved from a single piece of wood, wide single drawer of large dovetail construction located below drop-front, between two pull-out supports; this desk upper-section fitted into frame with hearily molded top, straight apron with shaped corner pieces, on round tapering legs turned at the top and resting on pad feet; front and sides of thick construction (inner side of drop front repaired and grain-painting appears repainted, new corners blocks, hinges and one drwer, per NFL); old bat-wing brasses with boil handles a replacement (per NFL); graining of reddish brown color and walnut graining, fanciful figure and burl; maple primary wood, pine secondary (underneath).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1730-1750
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Desk, Drop-front
desks
desks-on-frames
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Dimensions
40 x 17 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1274
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2822

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